2016 Pre-Conference Training Sessions

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This year's Annual Conference will include pre-conference training opportunities for trainers in defender programs and new executive directors. Join us for the one that suits your position and needs. Space is limited.

NLADA & PLI present
Civil Train the Trainers: Designing and Delivering Great Training for Trainers in the Civil Legal Aid Community
This class has been canceled. Please consider signing up for the NAIDE Train the Trainer class, below.

NLADA & NAIDE present

Defender Train the Trainers: Creating Training Programs and Culture in Defender Organizations
Tuesday, November 8, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., and Wednesday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

This two-day program is specifically designed for training directors, both new and experienced, as well as managers and upcoming leaders responsible for planning and providing training in their defender organizations. There is something for everyone across all agencies, regardless of their size. The training will be conducted by a team of training professions from a variety of perspectives and cultures. The training faculty is diverse, representing different regions of the country and with experience in training within statewide, county, and nonprofit systems. The format of the program will include both plenary sessions and breakout groups for participants to focus on individual goals for themselves and their agencies.

What will be covered?

  • Planning short- and long-term curricula around client-centered values.

  • Making the best use of limited resources and working creatively within budgetary guidelines.

  • Developing leadership skills critical to carrying out curricula.

  • Discovering and exploring how training can deliver and shape the agency culture.

  • Determining how to select and support presenters with an eye toward adult learning principles and training methods that work for defenders.

  • Evaluating and assessing the take-aways from programs, events, and individual presentations.

Attendance at this pre-conference is limited to 24 participants who must commit to the entire two-day session. This program must be well-subscribed for it to be offered.

Program Agenda

Tuesday, November 8

  • 8:30-8:45 a.m. – Check in to Program

  • 8:45-9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions of Faculty and Participants

  • 9:00-10:15 a.m. – Adult Learning Principles: How Grown-ups Learn and Engage

  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. – The Role of the Trainer in Developing and Enhancing Agency Culture

  • 11:15-11:30 a.m. – BREAK

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Learning Objectives: What They Are and Why You Need Them

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – LUNCH (on your own)

  • 1:30-3:15 p.m. – Break-Out Sessions: Writing Learning Objectives for Upcoming Programs

  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. – BREAK

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Crunching the Numbers–Training on a Public Defender Budget

  • 4:30-5:15 p.m. – All Aboard: Getting Leader Buy-in for Stronger Training Culture

Wednesday, November 9

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. – Preconceived Notions: Implicit Bias and Public Defender Training

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Break-Out Sessions: Incorporating Strategies to Address Implicit Bias for Stronger Trainings

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – LUNCH (on your own)

  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. – PowerPoint: An Interactive Workshop (bring your laptop)

  • 3:30-3:45 p.m. – BREAK

  • 3:45-5:00 p.m. – Before & After: Assessing Needs and Evaluating Results

  • 5:00-5:15 p.m. – Wrap-Up and Adjourn

Members: $200
Non-Members: $250

New Executive Director Training
Tuesday, November 8, and Wednesday, November 9
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

This two-day training is newly updated and more relevant than ever to the challenges facing the legal aid executive director today. It is designed for the new directors of LSC-funded, IOLTA-funded, elder law, pro bono, and protection and advocacy programs.

The intent of the New Executive Director training is to help new directors, who typically learn on-the-job, to more quickly achieve deeper insight into their work. The training stresses both: (1) knowing what should be done to lead an effective program, and (2) actually doing what needs to be done.

Trainers will include Jacquelynne Bowman, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services; Jan Allen May, executive director of AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly and MIE Board Member; and Patricia Pap, MIE executive director.

To register for this preconference, visit www.mielegalaid.org or contact Patricia Pap, MIE executive director at [email protected] or 617-556-0288.


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